Sentencing Guidelines for firearms

Published: 9th March 2021

Eight new guidelines for sentencing offenders convicted of firearms offences ranging from the unlawful possession of weapons to manufacturing illegal guns have been published by the Sentencing Council following consultation. The new guidelines came into force on 1st January 2021.

James is regularly instructed to act in heavyweight criminal cases with a busy and successful practice in all areas of criminal law, both publicly and privately funded, particularly murder and manslaughter, complex fraud, major drugs cases, and organised crime.

This often involves firearms and the use of. He is currently instructed in two large scale conspiracies that will involve the new sentencing regime.

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